This month, I want to highlight one of our newest databases, Financial Ratings Series Online. You will find it under the business tab  of our database page. It is a reliable source for checking on investments, banks and insurance companies. Stocks and mutual funds are rated as a buy or sell, and they are clearly explained. Banks and insurance companies are given a letter grade and a lengthy, but clear, explanation. The user interface is intuitive and easy to use, in fact, Library Journal called it "delightfully simple and straightforward". Updates are done on an ongoing basis, making it a timely source you won't want to miss. The convenience factor of remote access cannot be beat, either. Roll out of bed in the middle of the night, log-on to our website and there you have it. No more waiting for Morningstar and Value Line to be filed, the information comes to you. Don't despair, print Morningstar and Value Line users, we still have our print copies waiting for you at the reference desk. However, once you start using Financial Rating Series Online, you will become a fan.
You can check their track record, something of which they are justifiably proud. Their independent research division earned the distinction of Best Bearish Stock Selection in ConvergEx’s Jaywalk Independent Research Provider Performance Awards.The award is for research recommendations for the second quarter of 2011 and recognizes TheStreet Rating’s excellence in stock selection and directional assessment of the markets. TheStreet Ratings has been recognized for Best Bearish Stock Selection for four of the last five quarters and has been recognized by CovergEx for stock selection excellence five times in the last two years. "We are honored that ConvergEx has again recognized TheStreet Ratings for its excellence in research.” said TheStreet CEO Daryl Otte. “Our ability to consistently deliver accurate research and actionable investment ideas to our readers is a testament to the caliber of our ratings team and our quantitative model. Lucky picks in the market grab quick headlines, but delivering reliable, consistent recommendations over the long-term builds a loyal base of users; an achievement for which TheStreet Ratings takes great pride.”
Financial Ratings Series, combines the strength of Weiss Ratings and TheStreet Ratings to offer the library community a single source for financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering Insurance, Banks, Mutual Funds and Stocks. The New City Library is pleased to offer this outstanding source to our own library community.